Tuesday, July 29, 2008

15 weeks

Second Trimester

I'm really having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I'm over a third of the way through this pregnancy. I mean, according to babycenter, I actually have a human looking mini baby in there! This whole experience just seems to be flying right past me. I feel so incredibly lucky, because I've really been enjoying being pregnant. (For the most part. I don't think anyone enjoys yaking up Indian food....) But I'm still just in awe of what is happening inside my body. It's still hard for me to believe that I'm growing a human.

More specifically, a human the size of an apple this week.

Weight Gain

The hardest thing for me so far has been my body. It's been really hard for me to accept the changes and the growing numbers on the scale with the dignity I'd hoped I would have. While I should never compare myself to other women, let alone other pregnant women, I've noticed that I'm bursting out of my pre-pregnancy clothes at an alarmingly quick rate. Scary stuff.

I've just got to suck it up. Hopefully baby is getting smarter with each pound I gain. (And screw the babycenter weight updates!)

As another counter measure - I picked up this DVD.

Hopefully it will kick my ass into gear!

Nursery Inspiration

The fabulous creative talent at www.becoming-mom.net posted her nursery tour today. I simply love it. It's bright and colorful without being cartoon-ish or overly busy. It's probably not what we'll doo with our space - but it's what I wish I had the courage to do!

You can find more photos here.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Growing, and growing...

I'm still not sure it looks like a baby bump - but it's certainly getting bigger!

Here is the 11 week shot vs the 14 week shot

Any guesses on gender this early on? Make sure to take the quiz to the right.

As a side note, I am officially in my 2nd Trimester! Woot.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Stroller FYI

Amazon is having a sale on the Bugaboo, in case anyone is interested! (Through the end of the month)

Click here.

Pretty much the best jeans EVER.

I picked up a pair of these during the brief window they were available from the Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale. Saying that I love them would be an understatement. Nordies is sold out through August, but you can pick up a pair here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Just a few more

I came across a few more lovelies in my search yesterday. I just wanted to drop them off for safe keeping...

Not Rational Gretel

Not Rational Hansel

Nest Mercer

And just because I still think it's pretty. Another shot of the Mia Bossi Alisa. *sigh*

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Diaper Bag Search Begins

I had no idea that this would be so hard! Being the serious bag whore that I am, I've been on a constant search for diaper bags since pretty much the day I found out I was pregnant. But I haven't found anything that I love. I just can't resign myself to the look of most of the bags out there... and I have to admit I'm having a but of an internal struggle over spending so much money on a bag that will ultimately hold breast milk and poop.

Anyway, here are a few that I've had my eye on:

Mia Bossi Caviar Bag

Mia Bossi Alisa

Baby Kaed Jaipur

Debbie Rott Eva Rocker

This one is a little bit less expensive...

Storksak Emily Pewter

This one isn't a baby bag, but it seems very usable

Tory Burch Nylon Tote
Also not baby bags, but I was also directed to check out these bags by a new company called Physhion. They're technically Gym bags and have a similar fabric exterior to the Petunia Pickle bottom glazed bags. They seem large enough and well organized inside - but I'm still not sure.

So, to all you more experienced moms... What diaper bag are you toting?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

NT Scan photos

We had the NT scan yesterday, and Baby Meg and Koka passed with flying colors. Ok, actually he/she was just perfectly within the normal range. So now I just need to wait of the blood work for our final probability. But overall, I think it went well. Koka couldn't make it to the scan so I decided to bring my mom along. I think she loved seeing her first little grandbaby moving around on the screen.

Doesn't it look like he/she's sucking its thumb?

I love the crossed legs in this one. So graceful looking!

This one makes me think Baby might be a girl. (I've been thinking boy so far this entire pregnancy) Doesn't it look like she's getting her hands ready for her manicure. :)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Busting out!

Beer gut, or baby belly? You decide...

Here is 7 weeks, just after the bloat started to subside

And here is the 11 week shot

All I can say - At least I've gotten a better tan in the last 4 weeks. :)

11 weeks 6 days

Turns out I'm not so good at this blog thing. Hopefully I'll get better as this pregnancy progresses.

Last week we had another ultrasound to see our fetus. There aren't even really any words to describe how cool it is to see an actually baby shape waving back at you. We could see its little heart beating away and even blood flow through the umbilical cord. Very Sci-Fi.

Wednesday I have my NT scan, so I'll get to see the baby again! Koka will be in Houston, so I'm bringing my mom. She's pretty excited to get her first glimpse at the grandbaby.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Poll

I added a new poll to the right. Let me know what you think!